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    How old is the town you live in?

    I made a little bet with myself that I probably live in
    the youngest! Just turned 50. Big celebration and all.
    A town of about 40,000 people, smallish for around here.

    You guys? (UK'ers, feel free, ought to give me a giggle!)

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    Re: How old is the town you live in?

    I've got underpants older than that

    The oldest house in our village is 1437. So thats had a few anniversaries

    The church is Norman and dates from 1086 although there was a church there long before the Norman Conquest

    My house is just a youngster. Built in 1895
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    Re: How old is the town you live in?

    Quote Originally Posted by valerie View Post
    I made a little bet with myself that I probably live in
    the youngest! Just turned 50. Big celebration and all.
    A town of about 40,000 people, smallish for around here.

    You guys? (UK'ers, feel free, ought to give me a giggle!)

    I live in one of the new towns started in the sixties the first people moved here in april 1966. Admittedly it's built round a collection of older villages that go back several; hundred years, the local pub has the date 1765 when it was opened as coaching inn now you can dine where once horses ate hay and crapped everywhere..

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    Re: How old is the town you live in?

    Our pub is a 14 century building that became a pub in 1510. Its called The Ship but we havent had a river here for a few hundred years, just a little valley where it used to be
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    Re: How old is the town you live in?

    The village I live in certainly predates the Doomsday Book and the Old Hall was owned by Edward IV's wife back in the 1400s.

    The local city is "The fortification of King Lear" and goes back at least to Roman times.

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    Re: How old is the town you live in?

    Kingston-upon-Thames has existed since at least 838 AD, since the first reference to Cyninges tun is dated then. Seven Saxon kings were crowned here - the coronation stone is just outside the modern Guildhall.

    There was probably a settlement of some sort here back in Roman times because Kingston, until the building of the London Bridges, was the lowest crossing point of the Thames and a position of strategic importance for anyone seeking to control the movement of people.

    By the time of the Domesday Book (1086) the town was well established and known for its salmon fisheries: the town coat of arms is 3 salmon.

    Oh, and one of the planes that saved Britain was designed and built here - the Hurricane. (also the Sopwith Camel and the Harrier!)
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    There is a reference in the deeds of my house that states that the first occupant of the house, built in 1895, was granted a license to sell gin
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    Re: How old is the town you live in?

    I think we had our 150th a couple of years ago
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    Re: How old is the town you live in?

    The town Hubby and I live in:
    Incorporated Date:
    January 1, 1970




    Population in 2010 was about 175 people.
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    Re: How old is the town you live in?

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    Settled 1877
    Incorporated July 17, 1922
    Incorporated (city) March 21, 1946

    As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 30,112 people, 9,361 households, and 7,163 families residing in the city.

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